Table 2.

Comparison of detection of EV71 from clinical specimensa by RT-LAMP assay and rRT-PCR assay

ResultNo. of samples with indicated result by:Correlation (%)
RT-LAMP assaybrRT-PCR
Positive262892.9
Negative1412
Total4040
  • a A total of 40 clinical fecal samples were collected between 2 days and 7 days after the onset of symptoms from suspected HFMD infant patients during epidemics in Guangxi, China (2009 to 2010).

  • b In comparison with the rRT-PCR assay, the RT-LAMP assay exhibited a sensitivity of 92.9% and a specificity of 100%.